Sky Zone to sue if Orland Park yanks license

By Jeff Vorva The final arguments were made. Now, it’s in the hands of the board members and the mayor. The Village of Orland Park revoked Sky Zone Trampoline Park’s license in December after a Sept. 12 incident involving fighting that spilled into the parking lot and a reported 800-plus people – many of whom…

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Comings & Goings: Andy’s Frozen Custard opens in Palos Heights

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Missouri-based Andy’s Frozen Custard opened the doors without fanfare at 11 a.m. Friday at its Palos Heights location at 12805 S. Harlem Ave. A grand opening may be held in the spring. The Palos Heights location is the chain’s fifth in the south suburbs. The company first moved into the Chicago marketplace in 2011 in…

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New restaurants coming to Orland Park

By Dermot Connolly The Orland Park Village Board, at its last meeting of 2020, finalized plans for several new restaurants and a long-awaited downtown residential development. The board first approved an inducement agreement that will bring a family-owned Taqueria Los Comales to 15609 S. Harlem Ave., the former site of a Dunkin’ Donuts. According to…

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Orland Chamber serves up a virtual expo during pandemic

By Jeff Vorva The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce had to cancel its Community Expo in October, but Executive Director Felicitas Cortez and her crew have come up with a new concept for the expo that she hopes will keep residents shopping local. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people in the local business…

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Orland Park moves to revoke Sky Zone business license

By Dermot Connolly An Orland Park municipal hearing is scheduled for Wednesday on the revocation of the business license for Sky Zone after a Sept. 12 melee at the indoor trampoline park. Mayor Keith Pekau and other village officials provided an update on the situation after two nearby residents asked about it at the Village…

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Palos Heights approves controversial gas station project

By Dermot Connolly The Palos Heights City Council voted 5-3 Tuesday night to allow a controversial Mobil gas station and 7-Eleven convenience store be built at the corner of Harlem Avenue and College Drive. The development by GW Properties will be on the northeast corner of the intersection adjacent to the Spectrum Palos Heights Senior…

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Orland Park opposes Will County rezoning for truck facility

By Dermot Connolly The Orland Park Village Board last week unanimously passed a resolution “objecting to and protesting” the proposed rezoning of two privately owned lots located just outside the village boundaries in Will County. Brothers Bruce Kordas, of Homer Glen, and Paul Kordas, of Orland Park, own the properties located at 11215 W. 183rd…

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Comings & Goings: Brown Sugar Bakery buys Cupid Candies

  By Bob Bong Brown Sugar Bakery founder Stephanie Hart announced last week she will be buying the Cupid Candies factory at 7637 S. Western Ave. in Chicago. Hart said she needs more space and will be moving her bakery kitchen to factory site but will keep her original shop open at 328 W. 75th St.…

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Come Alive in Palos Heights restaurant reopening guide

Palos Heights has issued the following list of restaurant statuses as of May 27. Outdoor dining will be permitted until midnight. Some restaurants will continue the practice of curbside pickup due to uncertainties and expense of buying outdoor tables and chairs. Other restaurants will open or expand their outdoor dining. Please contact the restaurant directly…

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